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Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by tdream, Jul 3, 2013.
How long does the 13 inch Macbook Air 2013 last continuously running youtube in the background?
Try it out and get back to us.
Try it and find out. There's a lot of 10 hour videos on Youtube you can run.
I would if I could
It runs 10 continuous hours of iTunes movies. So.. yea, a lot I would say.
Flash kills battery, hence iTunes mp4 movies would last much longer.
Ensure you are in the html5 trial on youtube.
Quoted from Apple:
"The HD movie playback test measures battery life by playing back HD 720p content with display brightness set to 12 clicks from bottom or 75%."
You can get that info here: http://www.apple.com/macbook-air/specs.html
Bottom of the page, fine print #4.
Not only that but YouTube is a continuous stream whereas an iTunes movie already on your computer wouldn't need to access the internet constantly.
The new flash, doesn't if it's video and it uses standard flv video files.. Certain flash ads can take up tons of processing, as can certain videos. But most of them are hardware accelerated and take much less processor power. (I am watching a youtube video and it is using 2.6% of the processor.